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DIY Essential Oil Deodorant

This woodsy deodorant is made with a blend of essential oils and other ingredients to keep your pits fresh all day long.
Prep Time5 mins
Cooling Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Bath and Body
Cuisine: DIY
Keyword: deodorant, essential oils
Yield: 6 ounces
Author: Stephanie Pollard
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • Microwave safe bowl
  • 8 ounce jar with lid

Materials

  • 4 tablespoons NOW® Solutions Shea Butter
  • 3 tablespoons NOW® Solutions Coconut Oil
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 3 tablespoons baking soda
  • 10 drops NOW® Tea Tree essential oil
  • 10 drops NOW® Cypress essential oil
  • 15 drops NOW® Balsam Fir Needle essential oil
  • 8 drops NOW® Sandalwood essential oil

Instructions

  • Combine shea butter and coconut oil in a small bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals until completely melted.
  • Add the baking soda, corn starch and essential oils. Whisk to combine.
  • Pour into a small lidded jar and let cool.

Notes

Apply a pea-sized amount under each arm.  While I haven't had a problem with the oil staining clothes, to be safe, let your deodorant absorb a little before getting dressed.
And just remember, because this isn't an antiperspirant, you will still sweat (but that's a good thing!).
Caution: NOW® Solutions Essential Oils are very concentrated and can be irritating to the skin. Avoid direct contact with skin and always dilute essential oils before topical use.